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July 09, 2020

Protection for H1N1 donated to hospitals as death toll reaches 23

Members of BFM hand over the personal protection equipment to the Hinthada hospital. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Health and Sports announced that medical examinations for 25 patients were carried out between 10 and 11 August and 10 cases were confirmed to have the H1N1virus. This brings the total number of H1N1 cases since 21 July to 204 and the total death toll has reached 23 people.
There have been 5 inpatients at Waibergi Specialist Hospital and 53inpatients in hospitals in various regions and states receiving treatment for confirmed cases of H1N1 yesterday. The ministry said the majority of patients are doing well.
Meanwhile, Hinthada General Hospital in the Ayeyawady Region eye protection, masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation donated yesterday to to combat the spread of the H1N1 virus.
Daw Su KyiKyi, the in charge of KBZ’s Hinthada branch (1), donated the equipment on behalf of the foundation and the donation was received by U Toe Toe, the head of the hospital.
The philanthropic foundation has since donated Ks 50 million and 200 sets of PPE to the Ministry of Health and Sports, 60 sets of PPE to Yangon General Hospital for its Intensive Care Unit and 100 sets of PPE to the 300-bed Tatmadaw Maternity and Child Hospital (1).
The ministry said the number of patients coming to hospitals to receive treatment for respiratory infections has dropped a bit.
The ministry urged in its report for the elderly, children, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses and low immune systems to follow the ministry’s guidelines to protect against the seasonal influenza and to receive medical examinations at the nearest health department if they experience any of the virus’ symptoms.

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